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>>> double trouble for san francisco's muni tonight. problems below ground, and above delay tens of thousands of passengers during the evening commute. good evening, i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. and electrical problem has stopped all muni service in san francisco. the problem started right at the height of the evening commute. so far, it's unknown if the problem can be repaired in time for tomorrow. more now from amber lee, live in the city, where she just got an upclose look at the blown transformer causing the outage. >> reporter: right now, you can see the caution tape is up, keeping passengers from trying to get inside the train station. >> it's a blown fuse. >> reporter: john haley, muni director of transit showed the blown transformer. he says crews will be working through the night to try to fix the problem before tomorrow morning's commute. >> we know it's not the outside feed from pg and e, and we know the problem is within our hardware. >> reporter: as for commuters tonight, it was a headache getting to their destination. as late as
the bay right now. i have reports out in the avenues of san francisco. light sprinkles. we've had rain in santa rosa at this hour. we have the radar sweeps going. you can see light showers now showing up. it's very widely scattered. let's go over to this area, downtown oakland you have some light showers right now on 880 up in the oakland hill area you have some showers as well. it's widely scattered but here's the deal. this is just the leading edge of this deal. so there's more coming and it will have an impact on that morning compute. so we'll have all those details when we see you again. >>> repairs to that gaping sink hole are being repaired tonight. as loraine blanco reports, instead of taking months it should take a couple of weeks. >> reporter: instead of christmas joy construction noise. it's been a busy day since winter storms left a massive sink hole two sundays ago. the combination of high water levels and a clogged drain opened up a sink hole. now the goal is a few weeks thanks to a contractor specializes on emergency repairs. >> reporter: the company is known for their qu
the landscape of this home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. today a tree trimming crew removed the three footdiameter tree. >> the tree had fallen onto our house, and it was about, i don't know, a couple feet above my head. >> reporter: that was your alarm clock. >> that was the alarm clock, yes. >> reporter: he says the house can be fixed. he's just glad no one was hurt. >> you have a fireplace? >> yes. >> you have some very expensive firewood now. >> exactly. >> reporter: an arborist says now is as good of time as any to get those trees checked. >>> a number of trees toppled. in orinda, this toppled. two vehicles were hit by that tree, but no injuries were reported. >>> also around the bay area, people were running from the rain. people tried to stay dry. in palo alto, windshield wipers. >>> we want to bring in our chief meteorologist, bill martin now, on this latest dose of rain, and where this leaves us for the season. >> this morning's rain was a mess on the morning commute. take a look at some of the showers. the accumulations just from this morning's rain showers. you se
pass. this system is going to ramp up. there's san francisco with a few showers. what we're seeing now it's not a big deal. by the time we get to the morning it's going to increase but it is the morning commute. i'll see you back here in just a little bit. >>> and stay with us for continuing coverage in 12 minutes we're going to take you to the banks of the river still saturated by all the rain. at 10:20, bill comes back with tomorrow's forecast. at 10:45 he'll go beyond tomorrow and tell us about a significant change coming up during the weather. >>> disturbing new information has surfaced tonight regarding the kidnapping and rape of an autistic teenage girl who walked away from a group home in oakland. ktvu's heather holmes is live at opd headquarters and tells us how police tracked down the alleged attacker and what she's learned about the man's past. heather. >> reporter: police tell me that surveillance cameras at the fruitvale station caught the man and they knew he was their suspect. so when he showed back in the area on sunday officers arrested him and these court documents tha
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